The popular Motorhome, Caravan and Camping Show will not return to London’s Excel Centre in 2013, according to a report by Caravan Times.
After an in-depth consultation between the venue and the organizers, NCC Events, too many logistical issues were identified and they were left with no option but to look for a new home for the show.
Movement and storage issues with valuable exhibitor products had been identified as insurmountable and the tough decision was taken to cancel the existing plans.
Anthony Trevelyan, Chairman of NCC Events, said: “Excel is a magnificent venue as we have witnessed during the Olympics and provides a world class visitor experience.
“The decision to cancel the 2013 event has not been taken lightly and it is not a criticism of ExCeL’s visitor facilities.”
But it was felt that without the guarantee of adequate storage space, the show would simply not have enough space to set up and down.
In addition, the location of the venue in a Low Emission Zone was due to cause problems for the large volume of caravans being brought in, and so this operation would have to be staggered.
The suitability of the venue for the event was also called into question due to the lack of suitable camping in the vicinity.